Graduate Certificate in Human Rights - Posgrado en Derechos Humanos
The Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law & Policy provides an opportunity for the specialised study of human rights law and policy at the postgraduate level and equips diverse graduates to be able to take up the cause of human rights advocacy from within the broad perspective of Law.
The program is designed for professionals across a wide range of disciplines who are seeking detailed knowledge about human rights law and policy. Professionals who will particularly benefit are those working in the public sector, in non-government organisations and in international relations. The program will appeal to students wanting to learn about human rights law and policy in greater depth and to international students who do not have access to such a program in their home universities. The GDHRL&P will not itself lead to a professional qualification for legal practice but will enable a student to acquire expertise in human rights law and the policy context in which it operates.
completion of a recognized bachelor degree
meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
You will have a functioning and contextual knowledge of international human rights law theory and doctrine;
Gain intellectual skills of legal problem-solving, critical reflection about international human rights laws and their limitations, analysis of legal texts and documents, and an ability to make informed judgments about current events and legal issues;
You will have the option to engage in scholarly research about any issue of international human rights law of your choosing;
Develop a heightened understanding of the role international human rights law in society and be able to reflect on the effectiveness of international human rights law.
The Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law & Policy may be taken full time in two semesters or part time in a minimum of three semesters. A total of 36 units of credit (6 courses) are required for the award of the degree of GDHRLP, of which at least 24 must be from Postgraduate Law courses. Postgraduate Law courses are taught in a variety of formats during the University´s formal academic semesters, including summer. While some are taught for two hours per week over a teaching semester, other classes are arranged more intensively to permit students to focus fully on a research essay.